Spaces and Places in Motion

Spatial Concepts in Contemporary American Literature

Author: Nicole Schröder

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823362531

Category: American literature

Page: 257

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Places in Motion

The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Author: Jacob N. Kinnard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199359687

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Jacob Kinnard offers an in-depth examination of the complex dynamics of religiously charged places. Focusing on several important shared and contested pilgrimage places-Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq-he poses a number of crucial questions. What and who has made these sites important, and why? How are they shared, and how and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How are individual and collective identity intertwined with space and place? Challenging long-accepted, clean divisions of the religious world, Kinnard explores specific instances of the vibrant messiness of religious practice, the multivocality of religious objects, the fluid and hybrid dynamics of religious places, and the shifting and tangled identities of religious actors. He contends that sacred space is a constructed idea: places are not sacred in and of themselves, but are sacred because we make them sacred. As such, they are in perpetual motion, transforming themselves from moment to moment and generation to generation. Places in Motion moves comfortably across and between a variety of historical and cultural settings as well as academic disciplines, providing a deft and sensitive approach to the topic of sacred places, with awareness of political, economic, and social realities as these exist in relation to questions of identity. It is a lively and much needed critical advance in analytical reflections on sacred space and pilgrimage.

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature

Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial ..., Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains ... Throughout the World; a General History ... and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 799

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The Places In Between

Author: Rory Stewart

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330508342

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Rory Stewart's moving account of his walk across Afghanistan in January 2002 was immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, warring factions and competing ideologies, at the time Afghanistan was in turmoil following the US invasion. Travelling entirely on foot and following the inaccessible mountainous route once taken by the Mogul Emperor, Babur the Great, Stewart was nearly defeated by the extreme, hostile conditions. Only with the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war. Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and the Spirit of Scotland Award and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize.


A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Words ... Illustrated with Engravings, Those on History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others ...

Author: John Mason Good,Olinthus Gregory,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Places of Curriculum Making

Narrative Inquiries into Children's Lives in Motion

Author: D. Jean Clandinin,Janice Huber,M. Shaun Murphy

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857248286

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 5578

Focusing on school as place where curriculum is made to realizing the ways children and families are engaged as curriculum makers in homes, in communities, and in the spaces in-between, outside of school, this book investigates the tensions experienced by teachers, children and families as they make curriculum attentive to lives.

Good Places and Non-places in Colonial Mexico

The Figure of Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565)

Author: Gómez-Herrero Gómez,Vasco de Quiroga

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761819240

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 6018

High state official and judge of the Supreme Court or the Segunda Audiencia, and later first bishop of the state of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga is still celebrated for the alternative community models he established for the Purepecha Indians in the Northwestern state of Michoacan in Mexico. This study offers the most complete approach to date to the writings directly attributed to this state official of the Spanish Empire and also to the scholarship about him. This work provides critical readings of Quiroga's texts including the Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Hospitals of Santa Fe de Mexico and Michoacan, Información en Derecho, De Debellandis Indis and the Juicio de Residencia, and relates them to more widely know figures such as Ginés de Sepúlveda, Bartolomé de las Casas, Bernal Díaz del Castillo and Francisco de Vitoria among others. This book will be of interest to all those engaged in the history of literature, legal studies, utopianism, Hispanic/Spanish studies of the Early Modern Period, Colonial Latin American Studies and Golden Age Studies.

Places of Learning

Media, Architecture, Pedagogy

Author: Elizabeth Ellsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113595495X

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book takes a close look at places of learning located outside of schools, yet deeply concerned with the experience of the learning self. It explores what it might mean to think of pedagogy not in relation to knowledge as a "thing made," but to knowledge in the making.

Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion

Author: John Tyndall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108068901

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 9977

Professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution between 1853 and 1887, the physicist John Tyndall (1820-93) sought to share scientific understanding with the Victorian public. In this collection of twelve illustrated lectures, first published in 1863, he discusses the properties of heat and its associated physical processes.

Urban Life-Worlds in Motion

African Perspectives

Author: Hans Peter Hahn,Kristin Kastner

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420229

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Urban agglomerations host the most vital and creative societies. This applies particularly to Africa, where cities have the highest growth rates world-wide and where the urban population is younger than anywhere else. Urban life-worlds are the basis for the development of new lifestyles and new cultural phenomena. Based on empirical ethnographic research, this book presents case studies that enhance our understanding of the dynamics of urbanity in Africa and beyond - by envisioning cities as crossroads where cultures, biographies and networks meet.

Great books of the Western World

Advancement of learning. Novum Organum. New Atlantis / Francis Bacon. Rules for the direction of the mind. Discourse on the method. Meditations on first philosophy. Objections against the meditations and replies. The geometry / Rene Descartes. Ethics / Benedict de Spinoza

Author: Francis Bacon,Rene Descartes,Benedict de Spinoza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852295311


Page: 697

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Latin American Mystery Writers

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Darrell B. Lockhart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 9793

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

Emotion in Motion

Tourism, Affect and Transformation

Author: Dr David Picard,Professor Mike Robinson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 7072

What happens when tourists scream with fear, shout with anger and frustration, weep with joy and delight, or even faint in the face of revealed beauty? How can certain sites affect some tourists so deeply that they require hospitalisation and psychiatric treatment? What are the inner contours of tourist experience and how does it relate to specific emotional cultures? What are the consequences of the emotional cultures of tourists upon destinations? How are differences in emotional culture mobilized and played out in the transnational contact zones of international tourism? While many books have engaged with the structural frames of tourist practice and experience, this is the first to deal with the emotional dimensions of tourism, travel and contact and the ways in which they can transform tourists, destinations and travel cultures through emotional engagements. The book brings together an international array of scholars from anthropology, psychiatry, history, cultural geography and critical tourism studies to explore how the movement to, and through, the realms of exotic people, wild natures, subliminal art, spirit worlds, metropolitan cities and sexualised 'others' variably provoke emotions, peak experiences, travel syndromes and inner dialogues. The authors show how tourism challenges us to engage with concepts of self, other, time, nature, sex, the body and death. Through a set of ethnographic and historic cases, they demonstrate that such engagements usually have little to do with the actual destination but rather, are deeply anchored in personal memories, repressed fears and desires, and the collective imaginaries of our societies.

Cartesian Spacetime

Descartes’ Physics and the Relational Theory of Space and Motion

Author: E. Slowik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401709750

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Although Descartes' natural philosophy marked an advance in the development of modern science, many critics over the years, such as Newton, have rejected his particular `relational' theory of space and motion. Nevertheless, it is also true that most historians and philosophers have not sufficiently investigated the viability of the Cartesian theory. This book explores, consequently, the success of the arguments against Descartes' theory of space and motion by determining if it is possible to formulate a version that can eliminate its alleged problems. In essence, this book comprises the first sustained attempt to construct a consistent `Cartesian' spacetime theory: that is, a theory of space and time that consistently incorporates Descartes' various physical and metaphysical concepts. Intended for students in the history of philosophy and science, this study reveals the sophisticated insights, and often quite successful elements, in Descartes' unjustly neglected relational theory of space and motion.

Naturalism and Agnosticism

The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of Aberdeen in the Years 1896-1898

Author: James Ward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agnosticism

Page: N.A

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